Minister of State Dr Ayesha Ghous Pasha explained that the tough decisions announced in the budget 2022-23 were aimed at stabilizing the economy.
In such circumstances, she said, the government had tried its best not to pass on the impact of tough decisions and revenue measures to the common man.
She said the measures to enhance revenue were anti-inflationary, and the government had also increased allocation for the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), besides providing significant subsidy on inputs to promote the agriculture sector.
The relief measures in the agriculture sector would help the country attain self-sufficiency in commodities, she added.
Dr Pasha said additional taxes were imposed only on the wealthy people, in order to avoid further burdening the poor.
She said the world was passing through the super cycle of inflation and Pakistan was also not an exception, which was badly hit.
Miftah Ismail said in the BISP, the government had increased its share by 40% or Rs 100 billion.—APP